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Medical training for rural health professionals.

We provide a range of clinical workshops in rural and remote Western Australia to provide doctors, nurses and health professionals with upskilling closer to home. All of our workshops are facilitated by experienced physicians, and many of our workshops are interactive and hands-on.

Rural Emergency Advanced Clinical Training+

The Rural Health West CPD REACT+ workshop is designed to assist Western Australian Visiting Medical Practitioners to maintain their emergency knowledge and skills, and gain formal assessment towards their emergency credentialing, as required by WA Country Health Service. REACT+ is a highly interactive workshop covering medical emergencies, major trauma and cardiac arrest in adults and children, and associated lifesaving procedural skills training. Participants are provided with audiovisual pre-learning materials and the course consists almost entirely of small group practical skills stations and simulated scenarios.

PLEASE NOTE: should you register to attend a REACT+ course as part of meeting your WACHS visiting medical practitioner emergency department credentialing requirements, Rural Health West is required to provide assessment results to the relevant WACHS Regional Medical Director.

Eligibility:  all medical practitioners are welcome to register with priority given to Western Australian general practitioner visiting medical practitioners and locums on rural placement.

2022 dates and locations

10 and 11 February Perth  REGISTRATIONS NOW OPEN
24 and 25 March Perth REGISTRATIONS NOW OPEN
25 and 26 June Albany EXPRESSION OF INTEREST
27 and 28 August Bunbury EXPRESSION OF INTEREST
22 and 23 October Broome EXPRESSION OF INTEREST
17 and 18 November Perth EXPRESSION OF INTEREST

Neurological Emergencies

This workshop covers neurological emergencies presenting outside the tertiary setting including assessment and management of altered consciousness, seizures, headaches, dizziness and weakness.

Eligibility: GP’s and emergency department doctors with priority given to those currently working in the region.

2022 dates and locations

1 April Merredin EXPRESSION OF INTEREST

 

Orthopaedic Emergencies

This workshop aims to increasing patient safety through recognition, assessment and management of bone and joint injuries. Participants are involved in small group case studies and practical skills stations.

Eligibility: Priority will be given to currently practicing rural and remote medical practitioners

2022 dates and locations

TBC

Paediatric Emergencies and Clinical Healthcare Scenarios (PEaCHS)

A one-day workshop in paediatric emergency scenarios and skills. This workshop will cover real-life examples and the opportunity to manage sick or injured children in a safe environment.

Eligibility: medical practitioners, emergency department doctors

2022 dates and locations

4 February Narrogin  REGISTRATIONS NOW OPEN
29 April Karratha EXPRESSION OF INTEREST

Emergency Airway Skills and Crisis Simulation Management (EAM)

Develop and practise skills essential for good outcomes in an unexpected crisis, particularly with problem airways. Delivered in WA Country Health Service facilities, this workshop has a heavy emphasis on teamwork and organisation of medical emergency teams incorporating presentations, skill stations and scenario-based crises with simulation manikins (SIM man and baby).

Eligibility: GP anaesthetists and theatre staff. Priority is given to those working in the local region. Should places be available, emergency departments doctors and nurses are invited to register.

2022 workshop dates and locations

18 February Port Hedland – REGISTRATIONS NOW OPEN

Obstetric Emergencies

Recognising the need for rural and remote GP obstetricians and midwives to work as a team, the Obstetrics Emergencies workshop teaches participants how to effectively manage obstetric cases and emergencies, and allows appropriate decisions to be made.

Eligibility: GP obstetricians, medical practitioners and midwives. Priority is given to those working in the local region.

2022 dates and locations

18 March Albany EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST
17 June Karratha EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST
19 August Northam EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST
21 October Esperance  EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST

Neonatal Emergency Care

The Neonatal Emergency Care workshop consists of combined training for GP obstetricians, medical practitioners and midwives.

The workshop provides obstetric teams with the necessary skills to effectively manage problems which may occur during neonatal delivery and postnatal care. Covering neonatal resuscitation, ventilation, chest compression, endotracheal intubation and medications, the workshop also considers ethical questions and how lessons learned can be implemented to improve care in a local setting. Information and teaching is delivered via seminars, case studies, practical hands-on sessions and also mega code scenarios involving the entire resuscitation team.

Eligibility: GP obstetricians, medical practitioners and midwives. Priority is given to those working in the local region.

2022 dates and locations

10 and 11 March Port Hedland – REGISTRATIONS NOW OPEN
2 and 3 June Kalgoorlie EXPRESSION OF INTEREST
15 and 16 September Busselton EXPRESSION OF INTEREST

Toxicological Emergencies

This workshop has been designed to offer practising rural medical practitioners an update in toxicological emergencies.

Eligibility: medical practitioners and emergency department professionals

2022 dates and locations

25 March Perth –  REGISTRATIONS CLOSED
20 May Kununurra EXPRESSION OF INTEREST

Please send any expressions of interest through to the CPD Coordinator.